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CBS
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did not crash. 13,000 were put in a new system to help during high traffic. they are invited to come back when there is less traffic. 60% of them did. the white house is not yet saying how many have enrolled, but high traffic is proof of high demand. >> despite all the problems in the rollout, about half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage beginning on january 1. >> the white house hopes highlighting progress will reassure consumers and nervous democrats. but republicans continue to insist problems go way beyond the website. >> this bill was fund mentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan, and if that isn't enough, they are having to pay mu
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
is a cardiovascular event. >> one day after the improved website went live, president obama wants americans to give healthcare.gov another chance. >> and the president today says it is clear there's a high demand out there for affordable care. tara is at the white house with the latest. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did no
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage moreffordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it is always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under age 30 plan to enroll in a health care plan as part of the affordable care act. nearly half say they're unlikely to sign up. >> i would rather do the finer things, obviously. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's a lot more than that. >> reporter: t
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
: and critics contend no matter how well the website works, the obama plan is flawed. that many americans will end up paying more for health insurance and have fewer choices. but this morning the fix is a relief to democratic lawmakers who have been trying to defend the botched rollout. >> this is the equivalent of having a great item that you want to buy in a store but not being able to get through the front door. it sounds like the front door has been opened successfully now, and hopefully we're going to have americans get access to health care they desperately need. >> now, people buying coverage through the insurance marketplaces have until december 23rd to sign up for plans to ensure that they have koonch on january 1st, and there's still no telling whether this website could handle the increase in volume expected as that next big deadline approaches. anne-marie? >> just a few weeks to go. i hope it all works out. susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. >>> coming up, a hollywood tragedy. we remember "fast and furious" paul walker killed in a car crash. >>> and in "moneywatch," dron
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
house. president obama is renewing his call to raise the minimum wage. >> making sure our economy works for every working american. >> reporter: the national restaurant association says most fast food workers are happy and labor unions are staining these demonstrations. >> you cannot be an employee and be demanding salary based on your needs. salaries have to be based on the economy and what the economy in the area can bear. >> reporter: organizers say they are planning more protests in the future. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> well, the stars sure came out last night in rockefeller center. the christmas tree is now in place. mayor michael bloomberg turned on the lights that illuminated a dazzling display of 45,000 multicolored led lights. it's a 76-foot spruce tree from connecticut. it is part of a ceremony that dates back to 1933. this tree you see here will be on display till january 7. afterward it is will be milled into lumber and it will be donated to habitat for humanity. >>> the holiday decorations are up inside the white house. first lady michele obama helped us
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
of memorial services. president obama will lead the u.s. delegation and he's invited the former american presidents to join him. mourners continued to gather today at mandela's home in johannrg died last night and at his former home in soweto. and for us, no one image captured his legacy better than this-- blacks and whites side by side honoring the father of a multiracial south africa. a man who became a worldwide symbol for racial equality. deborah patta is there. >> reporter: the streets of south africa were a riot of color, an explosion of song and dance today. from the sprawling township of soweto to the plush upmarket suburb of hall on the, it was precisely the kind of sendoff nelson mandela would have loved. since his death was announced, south africans from all over the country have been making a pilgrimage to mandela's home in johannesburg. they came bearing flowers, gifts, and messages of support. and if they had nothing to give, they shared their talents instead. for some, it was overwhelming. >> if we can do a little bit of what he did everyday, we'll live a very different wo
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
think about it, it's this nation's first african american president offering sentiments about south africa's first black president, clearly tied together by their roles in history and connected a number of times in person, the obama family connecting with mandela's family in south africa. again you're looking right now outside of nelson mandela's home in johannesburg where people have gathered to remember, to reflect upon the life of the man they call madeva. he is the father of modern south africa, dead at 95. >> interestingly right now a lot of south africans are asleep because it is past midnight in south africa. so they're going to wake up to this news. those who have heard, many of them, probably heard on social media. we saw some reports on twitter and facebook earlier and i want to bring in russ ptacek now who has been sort of monitoring some of the comments that some people have left. what are you finding? >> a man known for so many sayings that touched so many and at the moment this news was breaking around the world and our newsroom was scurrying the nelson mandela founda
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
scheduling conflict at american university forced a local ballet company out of the theater to make room for a network interview with president barack obama. >> an interview with the president of the united states doesn't happen every day. >> but a performance for the nutcracker doesn't happen for my daughter every day either. >> emily king's daughter is a ballerina at the petite ballet company where about 160 years have spent months practicing for the performance. despite booking the theater in january the company was notified yesterday by au their last two critical dress rehearsals planned for tonight and tomorrow would have to be rescheduled to the same day of their first performance turning what was a long eight hour day into a very long 12 hour day. >> which is long for anybody, but especially for my daughter who is 8. >> reporter: you gave up the theater space for msnbc's chris matthews to interview the president. the ballet director says she understands the interview is of important public interest. >> but, you know, it's just couldn't you do it somewhere else? >> we were complet
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